Under Southern Skies - Graham Young and introducing Justin Venes

After the success of Graham Young's book Lazy Days the gallery is delighted to showcase new works for a second consecutive book. Quintessentially kiwi, delight in Graham's photorealistic images of old sheds, caravans and beach scenes. New works on display.

Justin Venes is a UK artist who has painted 'as a hobby' using his art as a healing tool for his own mental illness. Strikingly realistic portraits from photographer Steve McCurry as well as a hauntingly beautiful image of a young Maori woman, painted especially for our exhibition. Justin manages to capture the models soul on canvas.

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Writing an Artist's Bio

There is no right or wrong way to write your bio - it is after all your biography. There is however a traditional way to write an artist's biography that some seasoned galleries and art connoisseurs would expect to see. If writing it in a more informal way to let your personality shine through feels like a better way for you, then that could be more appropriate though. First figure out who it is that will be reading it and what you think they might want to read - then answer a few of these questions.

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Meet Anna Leyland

Anna Leyland is a contemporary New Zealand artist (full-time since 2012). Utilising pattern making and symbolism, her works are a contemporary conversation about Aotearoa and the beauty of multiculturalism, which is so prevalent in the 'Land of the Long White Cloud'.

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